Marcus De Guzman / Toyota, Daihatsu | April 11, 2017 10:05
Toyota Agya gets a redesign for 2017
Toyota's A-segment contender has just received its mid-cycle refresh. Making its world debut in Indonesia, the 2017 Agya gets a heavily revised exterior and interior, along with a new engine option. The Agya is known as the Wigo in the Philippine market.
Starting the with the front fascia, it gets new headlights that now come with projector halogens. High-end models will even come with LED lighting signatures and foglights. Also present are the updated front grill and blacked-out foglight trim.
A new set of wheels also make their way in the 2017 Agya. High-end models will come with a two-tone finish while standard and mid-range variants get a silver finish. Both wheels measure 14-inches in size and are wrapped in 175/65 tires. Around the back, updated combination taillights give the hatchback a fresher look for 2017.
TRD variants will come standard with a bodykit, along with a tailgate-mounted spoiler that comes with a third stop lamp.
Inside, all variants of the 2017 Agya now come with semi-bucket seats while the door cards now have fabric trim. Also, both the 1.2 G and 1.2 TRD models will come with a new 2-DIN touchscreen audio head unit with Bluetooth connectivity. The three-spoke steering wheel now has audio controls for a safer drive.
As mentioned earlier, the 2017 Agya was fitted with a new four-cylinder motor called the 3NR-FE. Derived from the Toyota Calya MPV, it displaces 1.2-liters and produces 88 PS at 6000 rpm along with 108 Nm of torque at 4200 rpm. It can be mated to either a 5-speed manual or 4-speed automatic.
The smaller 1.0-liter three-cylinder engine has been carried over as well and still produces 65 PS at 6000 rpm with 85 Nm of torque at 3800 rpm. It's only available in entry-level models and comes with a 5-speed manual gearbox.
In terms of safety, all variants now come with an engine immobilizer, dual SRS airbags and ISOFIX child seat anchors. Only the top-spec 1.2 G and TRD variants have anti-lock brakes (ABS) and rear parking sensors as standard equpment.
Apart from the Agya, its Daihatsu sibling, the Ayla also received a mid-cycle update. While still relatively looking the same, the Ayla has its own front and rear bumper designs. It even has LED strips on the front bumper and additional chrome trim. While high-end models get the revised exterior, low-end models of the Ayla still sport the pre-facelift look.
Like the Agya, features such as the 2-DIN audio head unit, new 1.2-liter four-cylinder engine and additonal safety tech also make their way in the 2017 Ayla.
Given that the Agya, Ayla, and Wigo are all made in Indonesia, it is expected that the updated model will make its local debut soon